ALMERIA City has joined forces with Ecovidrio, a non profit organisation responsible for managing the recycling of waste glass, and launched an awareness campaign with the aim of recycling glass.
As part of the initiative, 12 containers embla-zoned with images related to the upcoming feria will be arranged around the fairground and venues at the epicentre of the feria, as well as in the vicinity of the Plaza del Toros.
The representative responsible for the area of development and urban services, Manuel Guzman, praised the initiative. “It aims to raise public awareness of the possibilities of recycling waste, in this case glass. It is, in short, to continue to generate positive and proper attitudes towards recycling, conveying the benefits and positive consequences by a simple gesture, on the streets and in our homes,” said Guzman.
According to official data, residents in the province of Almeria recycled a total of 5,140,721 kilos of glass containers which equates to an average of 7.35 kilograms per household.
Ecovidrio ensures that 100 per cent of the recovered glass containers are recycled to make new containers and benefit the environment and society, reducing energy consumption, saving raw materials and landfills and reducing air pollution.